Publications

Commentary

Education of children with disabilities in BiH: a long way from integration to inclusion

Aleksandra Ivanković
2017

According to UNICEF estimates for 2006, around 6.5 percent of children in Bosnia and Herzegovina have some form of disability. However, out of the total number of elementary and primary school attendants, only one percent of children with disabilities are included, which means that only six children with disabilities get the opportunity to attend kindergarten or elementary school with their peers.

Discussion Paper

Two schools under one roof in Bosnia and Herzegovina: (Mis)understanding the problem, and possible solutions

Alina Trkulja
2017

The education system in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the individual practices that are applied are far from being effective in encouraging understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations and all racial, ethnic or religious groups, as required by the Framework Law on Primary and Secondary Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina and other international legal documents the state has ratified. Existing educational policies result in ubiquitous discrimination and inequality and even segregation in education. The most illustrative example of this practice are the divided / parallel schools, better known as "two schools under one roof".

Discussion Paper

Quality of indictments and verdicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a feature of efficient processing of corruption-related cases

Ljiljana Filipović
2017

Demand for efficiency of the judiciary often comes down to claiming a higher number of verdicts as quickly as possible. However, such a simplified approach disregards quality of effected criminal law protection, as well as the importance and complexity of completed cases. Thus, quality of indictments and verdicts is an inevitable feature of the efficiency of judicial and prosecutorial institutions, which needs to be given particular weight in the coming period. 

Quality of the response of judiciary in BiH to corruption: preliminary results

2017

The results of the research, presented in this paper, show that the response of judicial and prosecutorial institutions in BiH to corruption is not adequate. 

Report

Monitoring of judicial response to corruption in BiH

2017

Even though the normative and institutional framework for combating corruption in BiH is in place, research has shown that in the last twenty years it remains an omnipresent phenomenon in Bosnian and Herzegovinian society. Despite the particularly important role of judiciary in combating corruption, there is a general lack of research and reports focused on prosecution of corruption-related crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Policy brief

Albanian Radio and Television – Towards Public Service Media: Expanding to Online Multimedia and Remodelling its Relationship with Audiences

Blerjana Bino
2017

The focus of this policy brief is on the contingencies of the transformation of RTSH into PSM – its political dimension and funding model. It then explores the application of multimedia strategies in the digital area and a remodelling of RTSH’s relationship with its audiences.

Policy brief

The Future of Public Service Broadcasting in Kosovo: Will a Hybrid Model of Funding change RTK’s Status Quo?

Naser Miftari
2017


The focus of this policy brief is on the issue of funding, the selection and terms of the board and management, and proposed methods to increase RTK’s accountability.


Policy brief

In a vicious cycle: Is there a Future for Public Service Broadcasting in Bosnia and Hercegovina?

Tea Hadžiristić
2017


The results of the research, presented in this paper, show that PSB in BiH has failed to secure a sustainable funding model, is not independent from politics, does not fulfil its remit, and has failed to adopt new technologies crucial to its continued relevance and survival.


Policy brief

Participatory Model for Public Media in Macedonia: Reviving an Idea

Snezana TrpevskaIgor Micevski
2017

One of the main reasons for the failed transformation of the public broadcaster in Macedonia is the political parallelism of the entire media system: the strong and durable links between the political parties and the media.

Working Paper

The Prospect and Development of Public Service Media: The Case of Albania

Blerjana BinoBesart Kadia
2017


This paper investigates the developments of public service broadcasting in Albania by analyzing core aspects of its functioning - regulatory framework, financing model and digitalization – within the broader socio-cultural and political context.


Blog

Between financial stability and political dependence: Rethinking the funding model for the PSB in Montenegro

Nataša Ružić
2017

The political pressures that prevent the public service broadcaster in Montenegro from performing its public role have existed since its establishment, and are reflected in its editorial bias, program quality, level of technological development, and the level of professionalism among its employees. In that context, an important factor to be considered is if and how the funding model of the public service broadcaster in Montenegro contributes to its editorial and financial independence.

Working Paper

Public Service Broadcasting in Montenegro

Nataša Ružić
2017

This paper examines the status and operation of the public service broadcaster in Montenegro and the process of transformation of the state-controlled Radio Television of Montenegro (Radio i Televizija Crne Gore, or RTCG) into a public service broadcaster. Based on the analysis of the legislation, existing studies, publicly available documents, and interviews with competent interlocutors, the research results indicate that RTCG has not experienced substantial transformation into a public service broadcaster.

Working Paper

The Future of Public Service Broadcasting in Croatia

Davor Marko
2017

This paper analyse the different stages, achievements and challenges of the transformation of Croatian Radio-Television (HRT) into a public service broadcaster. The analysis reflects on the process of its evolution against the backdrop of specific political, social economic and technological factors. 

Working Paper

The Development and Future of PSB in Macedonia: Towards the Construction of a Participatory PSB Model

Snezana TrpevskaIgor Micevski
2017

This paper discuss the challenges PSB in Macedonia is currently faced with, and explore perspectives for overcoming the obstacles for its transformation by considering the four normative principles of PSB: citizenship, universality, quality and trust.

Commentary

The principle of parity and (non) discrimination in the civil service in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vesna Pirija
2017

The circumstances of signing the Dayton Peace Agreement, whose integral part is the Annex IV, as the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, have led to constitutional solutions according to which the constituent peoples were placed in a more favorable position than other citizens, regardless of being national minorities or nationally indeterminate citizens. However, even in a consociational arrangement, the requirement for proportional representation and parity should not be exercised at the expense of of non-discrimination as the basic principle of human rights protection.

Working Paper

The Future of Public Service Broadcasting in Kosovo

Naser Miftari
2017

This paper investigates the current position, role and functioning of Radio Television of Kosovo (RTK) – in a diachronic perspective - from its inception in 1999 to the present. The paper explores whether the context in which Kosovo PSB is embedded provides a favourable environment for its future prospects and continued development and how it relates to the ongoing trends on the global and EU level that are affecting the development of PSB.

Working Paper

The Future of Public Service Broadcasting in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nidžara Ahmetašević Tea Hadžiristić
2017

This paper probes the future prospects for PSB in BiH by looking at the developmental path of PSB and its current situation, taking into consideration complex contextual challenges. The paper argues that the transformation of the state broadcasters into a genuine PSB in BiH has so far failed with respect to all of the core elements of such a system: funding, independence, remit, and adoption of new technologies.

Commentary

Right to education without discrimination: the case of "Vrbanjci"

Dženana Radončić
2017

Adoption of the curriculum that neither foresees nor adequately respects the national group of subjects for the constituent people that represent a minority constitutes a violation of the right to education despite the fact that the law such a plan and program is based on proclaims the principle of prohibiting discrimination. 

Working Paper

The Future of Public Service Broadcasting in Serbia

Davor Marko
2017

This paper examines the status, role, and main challenges of the reform of the public service broadcasting (PSB) in Serbia.  Following ongoing debates on the PSB role in a changing environment, it has argued that discussions on the status, role, and future of PSB in Serbia are far behind those at the global level.

Fact sheet

Caring for Carers: an Analysis of Informal Care Policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Aida MalkićCaring for Carers: an Analysis of Informal Care Policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina
2016

As the formal long-term care system in Bosnia and Herzegovina is underdeveloped and plagued with many shortcomings, primarily manifested in the form of limited access to services and insufficient allowances for the users, the burden of caring for care-dependent persons has been shifted for the most part into the sphere of informal care. Yet informal carers are completely neglected in long-term care policies and receive no support – whether in the form of services or financial compensation – to make the task of providing care easier or improve the informal carers’ well-being.